Watch this video, it speaks for itself, in terms of what is coming down the pike and what is prophesied in the Bible:
Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.
Years ago, I researched what was happening with Verichip, and Digital Angel, and there was a lot more in the news back then about people getting chipped, including at a Club in Spain [the Baha Beach Club] and the New England Journal of Medicine publishing an article by a doctor promoting the use of chips in medicine, for identification and information purposes. There have been recent developments in the "chip" market, with one company calling itself "Positive ID" the merger of Verichip with the Steel Vault Corporation]:
An integral part of the foundation of PositiveID is its radio-frequency identification (RFID) implantable microchip for patient identification, the VeriChip. The company's RFID microchip traces back to the events of September 11, 2001, when New York firemen wrote their badge ID numbers on their chests in case they were found injured or unconscious. It was evident there was a serious need for personal information in emergency situations and the product, modeled after a similar microchip used in pets, evolved from there. The company received FDA clearance for the microchip in October 2004.
Reported in the news, also was the attempted acquisition of Digital Angel, by Positive ID, which failed this September. There are other companies too, in the radio tracking market, such as MicroCHIPS, and Datakey.
Of course they are trying to sell this item as something that will make your life easier, allowing you to be identified in an emergency or keep you from identity theft. Already they have developed technology where people are getting used to waving a card for a credit purchase, why not the right hand next? This does not change the fact that for someone to take a chip like this, they are basically marking their own body as property of the beast system. A "marked" slave as it were. Many nations are passing laws for ID cards and more, that are setting up things for a later implanted mark, even India, is making sure to gather in its poor into the ID card net for now.
One thing, when I was examining "the chip" some years ago, was realizing, that "6" is used within the numbering system, and repeated three times, in the UPC or Universal Product Code. I went and found the inventor of the UPC code's website [George J. Laurer], and found something very odd, he claims this whole "666" thing is "simply "coincidence" and "arbitrary".
There is nothing sinister about this nor does it have anything to do with the Bible's "mark of the beast" (The New Testament, The Revelation, Chapter 13, paragraph 18). It is simply a coincidence like the fact that my first, middle, and last name all have 6 letters. There is no connection with an international money code either.
The assignment of digits to specific patterns was arbitrary.
If their choosing of those patterns was arbitrary [the bars they selected for each number] why on earth would they have chosen by chance, even [consider the Christians in the world] to use "6" three times?
"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark [charagma; (Greek charax) meaning to stake into or "stick into"] in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark" -- Rev. 13:16-17a
Looks like many of Chick's warnings here are coming to pass already. The idea even of our world wide computer networks, was unthinkable, even just 25 years ago.
The tracking of people and ID systems are being laid down, now, and those who are paying attention, are preparing themselves spiritually for what this could mean, possibly even within the lifetimes of those reading. There are more prophecies regarding the mark that are of interest. One I have discovered is the warning that the mark will cause "grievous sores":
Rev 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and [upon] them which worshipped his image.
That is very interesting considering there has numerous news accounts of how Verichip and chips like it, are linked to cancerous tumors. As I was researching this article, I found this latest call for diabetic guinea pigs for an implanted chip study by Positive ID.
Other more recent articles have come out talking about all the different uses of the implanted chip, such as in the one called: "Where's Jimmy? Just Google His Bar Code."
Many are realizing the tyranny and control this will bring to human beings, one state [Virginia] passing a law against implantable chips. and organizations like We The People Will Not be Chipped have been formed to protest this encroaching diabolic branding of humans like cattle.
When someone does take a chip, they are basically putting themselves under the ownership of the beast system and Satan. Unlike the Left Behind series which will tell you via it's character Chang who takes the chip and is able to repent of it later, that is not how it works, and the biblical warnings about the chip and mark of the beast need to be taken serious. There are other websites that will allegorize "the mark of the beast" and tell you it is not anything "real" and that those who are warning about the implanted chips are foolish, and rejecting useful technology. Be forewarned about those folks too, I always want to ask them, so how does an allegory, keep you from buying and selling?
Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.